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Michigan seniors Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht were named to as candidates for major awards this week.

Michigan seniors Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht were named to as candidates for major awards this week.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Big time preseason awards keep coming in for Michigan senior guard Caris LeVert.

LeVert, who was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list on Wednesday, was named to the watch list for the Atlanta Tipoff Club Naismith Trophy today, which is given annually to the national player of the year.

This is the fifth national award watch list LeVert has been named to this season. Already named to the Preseason All-Big Ten team and John R. Wooden Award for the second consecutive year, LeVert was also named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Jerry West award, which honors the top shooting guard in the country. 

Through seven games this season, LeVert leads Michigan (5-2) in several categories. He leads U-M in points (18.4), rebounds (5.1), assists (4.4) and minutes played (31.7) this season. He has also scored in double digits in every game this season, and is coming off a 18 point, nine rebound performance in U-M’s 66-59 win at N.C. State on Tuesday. 

Albrecht Named to Good Works Award Watch List

Known for his energy on off the court, U-M senior guard Spike Albrecht was named a candidate for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Allstate Good Works Team on Wednesday.

The award is given annually to select student athletes that dedicate time in community service to help others.

Albrecht, who has volunteered through U-M’s Mott Children’s Hospital and Michigan basketball camp among others, has potential to be named to a 10-man roster this February. The winners will participate in a community service project this March, at the site of the Final Four in Houston.


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